Hi everyone. Did you know today is my birthday? I have been celebrating all month long on my blog Taylormadecards4u! I sure hope you have been joining along in the festivities. I thought this sentiment, Create Something Remarkable, was the perfect ...

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  1. I Brake for Remarkable Creations!
  2. I Brake for...Going Outside the Lines!
  3. I Brake for Bister Shaker cards!
  4. I Brake for....Cammy Girl!!
  5. I Brake for a Summer Float !
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I Brake for Remarkable Creations!

Hi everyone. Did you know today is my birthday? I have been celebrating all month long on my blog Taylormadecards4u! I sure hope you have been joining along in the festivities.

I thought this sentiment, Create Something Remarkable, was the perfect sentiment for today and you can find it over at I Brake for Stamps.

Now of course I had to create a remarkable background to go with this awesome sentiment. The stamp that I used to create the background is called Ruler Background and it is REMARKABLE!

I started out by using a stencil called Morroccan Lattice from Kaisercraft and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I had some ruler washi tape in my stash that worked as a great compliment for this stamp. 

I added the washi tape, then came in with the Ruler Background stamp to complete the background.  I then used a tim holtz dots stencil along with some Black Soot distress crayon to add the finishing touches to the background. 

Thanks for stopping by!


I Brake for...Going Outside the Lines!

Hi, Stampers! Hannah here, from Fanciful Spaces!

I love squid and octopuses. I REALLY love them. I also really like the animal mechanical images by Carmen Medlin, if you couldn't tell. ;) You'll be seeing quite a few more cards based off of her designs in the near future. How could I not fall in deep, deep love with them, they are so creative! I Brake for Stamps has SO many Carmen Medlin designs to choose from, I encourage you to check them out!
Wow, do I have a lot of video for you today! I filmed myself painting the background and the squid in two separate sessions. I went into painting this card with zero ideas of how it would turn out. I very much wanted to do it in the spirit of the sentiment, but I just couldn't.
Painting the Background with Zig Markers, watch this.


Painting the Squid with Zig Markers;

My filming of this card was inspired by a conversation that happened in a Facebook group about how some people found it hard to paint with Zig brushes. I get that, boy do I ever. I almost sold mine because I couldn't figure them out. In fact, they were in my house for a solid year before I finally "got" them. It is so funny to think back on how much trouble I had with them, especially since my family and I are taking a trip shortly and I think I've decided that they will be the coloring medium I choose to use while away from my stash!
The videos show what ended up being the background of the main panel and the critter itself. I do not show how I built the card. Honestly, I didn't know how I was going to finish the card for the longest time. It floated around my craft room for a couple of weeks while I pondered that.
In the end, I'm extremely pleased with how the card was finished. I re-created more background for the back panel. I feel like the black middle panel acts like a black line in a coloring book and the background that I re-created is the color going "outside the lines".
I silver embossed all edges, because that is my MO, and finished the card off with single strands of silver embroidery thread. I also took a black Multiliner from Copic to color the card panel corners black, thus providing a more finished look to the card, instead of leaving the corners white.
I worked hard on this card, I spent more time thinking about it and trying to decide how it would look than most cards. I am extremely pleased by how this turned out, and I hope it inspires you!


I Brake for Bister Shaker cards!

Hello and happy Saturday!
Welcome to my weekly I Brake for Stamps post.

My niece just celebrated her 17th birthday.
Since she's a little older now I wanted to do something pretty, yet still fun.
I think this suits her perfectly.  She's quite mature now yet still very young at heart.

I used a birthday verse from EVERY DAY PHRASES.
Inside the shaker I used the blue and yellow BISTER STAINS.

This is the same blue bister that I used on a card a couple of weeks ago.
As you can see the original card was almost navy blue.  By simply adding more water to the powder I was able to get this teal look.  Add more powder for a darker look...less for lighter shades.  You can also use the stains to create a water color effect.  Pretty cool results for a tiny little container of powder.  And, although the container is tiny the powder lasts SUCH a long time.  It's so potent that you need only a tiny sprinkle to get some pretty grand results.

I mixed the blue bisters with water as you're supposed to.  I treated the yellow a little differently.  I have a shimmer spray that I thought would be interesting to mix with the Bisters.  I was right.  I sprinkled just a tad of the yellow powder into a plastic palette and then sprayed a bit of the spritz into the dish.  I "scooped" up the liquid with my paint brush and splattered it onto the paper.  I really like the look it created.  It's tough to see the metallic look in the photo but it's very cool in person.


I Brake for....Cammy Girl!!

Shanta here,

I hope you all are having an amazing day!!!

 I am here to share with you my first box card using Cammy Girl

I absolutely love the stamps by Chelsea Le Designs

I am enjoying my journey which is learning how to color, and add more depth to my images. 

Until Next Time! 


I Brake for a Summer Float !

Hello IBFS fans !!

It's Crystal here and today I am using Floating Wilma to create my Thinking of You card ..
I color dusted my background with a brush and distress inks then added water drops and blotted and dried that layer , I copic colored my image and layered it on my background and then had fun add some die cuts to pull my card together and add some fun. I added stickle to my flip flop straps and around the image in the water , I added glossy accents to my float tube.

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